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Heat Pump Grants Learn More!

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At Eco Green Experts we guess you like your old inefficient boiler replaced, apply today for your Heat Pump grant. You may qualify under the Government’s ECO scheme in 2020 you work han in hand with Eco Green Experts who help you through the process.

At Eco Green Experts the service is completely free to use, we organise your grant and complete your installation as fully accredited and certified home heating experts. A Heap Pump grant is a non-repayable free or subsidised boiler replacement.

Free Boiler Grants Learn More!

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At Eco Green Experts we guess you like your old inefficient boiler replaced, apply today for your FREE boiler grant. You may qualify under the Government’s ECO scheme in 2020 you work han in hand with Eco Green Experts who help you through the process.

At Eco Green Experts the service is completely free to use, we organise your grant and complete your installation as fully accredited and certified home heating experts. A boiler grant is a non-repayable free or subsidised boiler replacement.

First Time Central Heating Grant Learn More!

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Eco Green Experts the main criteria to qualify for a First Time Central Heating Grant is being that the property does not have central heating, and there is gas to the property.

The property can be anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales to qualify for the first time central heating grant.

We aim to Achieve ‘Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) 2030’ with Government Funding.

Storage Heater Replacement Grant Learn More!

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At Eco Green Experts the main criteria being that the property does not have central heating, and there is gas to the property. Its classsed as a Storage Heater Grant

Electric storage heaters are domestic heaters which store thermal energy and release it to heat your home when you need it. They are especially designed to convert cheap night time, off-peak electricity into thermal energy, store it, and then release it continuously throughout the day.  This is why they are sometimes referred to as night storage heaters.

Solar Panel Grants Learn More!

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At Eco Green Experts we guess you like to save money and also get paid for the energy you create! apply today for your Solar Panel grant. You may qualify under the Government’s ECO scheme in 2020 you work han in hand with Eco Green Experts who help you through the process.

At Eco Green Experts the service is completely free to use, we organise your grant and complete your installation as fully accredited and certified home heating experts. A Solar Panel grant is a non-repayable free or subsidised boiler replacement.

Electric Car Chargers

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Get your Electric Car Charger Grant with Eco Green Experts we will need some information from you to prove your eligibility for the Grant to the Government OLEV department.

We will request this information from you during the OLEV Grant Application process. There are a number of requirements you must meet to be eligible, including:

  • You must have purchased an OLEV-eligible electric car or plug-in hybrid vehicle. See if your vehicle is listed here.
  • You must have private, off-street parking where a charging cable will not cross a pedestrian pavement.
  • The charger must be OLEV-approved. All our chargers are approved (except for the Tesla Wall Connector)
  • You need to use an OLEV-approved installer such as Smart Home Charge (trading under Response EPR).

We will do our best to ensure a smooth application. If we do not think you are eligible, we will make you aware – however, it is your responsibility to check you’re eligible and provide the necessary evidence to get the Grant.

Are you eligible for the £350 OLEV Grant?

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At Eco Green Experts we want we want people all over the UK to be a part of the Renewable Energy Revolution making the move to home renewables. Whether it’s out of concern for the environment, an effort to cut fuel bills, or a desire to have the latest technology, many householders are living lower carbon lives by harnessing natural resources for heat and power.

A third of UK electricity was generated by renewables in 2018, up an impressive 10% from 2015. While this will partly be down to larger scale wind and solar farms, the systems we choose for our own homes can alsohelp mitigate the immediate problem of climate change.

At Eco Green Experts we guess you like your old inefficient boiler replaced, apply today for your FREE boiler grant. You may qualify under the Government’s ECO scheme in 2020 you work han in hand with Eco Boiler Experts who help you through the process.

At Eco Green Experts the service is completely free to use, we organise your grant and complete your installation as fully accredited and certified home heating experts. A boiler grant is a non-repayable free or subsidised boiler replacement.

Eco Green Experts works as part of the Government (ECO) Scheme set up to help with home improvements for low-income households. It provides qualifying homeowners with access to improving home efficiency in order to reduce the cost of energy bills, as well as carbon footprints when heating their homes.

If you receive means-tested benefits and your boiler is a minimum of 7 years old, you may be eligible and working with Eco Green Experts we can guide you through the process.

Once you determine if you qualify, you will be asked to complete a short survey and a local, approved company will install your new boiler. The boiler grant is decided by how efficient your home is and is determined by an energy assessment.

In some cases, a small fee may be required. The funding is offered for oil boilers, gas boilers, lpg boilers as well as electric storage heaters we will compile all your details and submit, survay and install your new boiler all for free thats how we work at Eco Green Experts.

How Do The Grants Work?

What is Eco 3 and how do I get a grant?

Eco Green Experts Work hand in hand with the The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty to offer certain critira home a Free Boiler Grant.

The scheme began in April 2013, and over time it has been amended. The latest policy, ECO3, commenced on 3 December 2018, and applies to measures completed from 1 October 2018.

You can see a summary of the changes made to the scheme in 2018 on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s.

This ECO policy will be entirely formed from one obligation, the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO). Under HHCRO, obligated suppliers must mainly promote measures which improve the ability of low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households to heat their homes. This includes actions that result in heating savings, such as the replacement of a broken heating system or the upgrade of an inefficient heating system.

Under ECO2t, which ran from 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2018, suppliers were also required to deliver against an additional obligation called the Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation (CERO).

The energy efficiency scheme for Great Britain, Energy Company Obligation (ECO) places legal obligations on larger energy suppliers to deliver energy efficiency measures to domestic premises. ECO3 which is the government’s response to the Energy Company Obligation will run from Autumn 2018 until March 2022 and delivers energy efficiency and heating measures to homes in Great Britain.

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The scheme which launched in October 2018 provides numerous benefits for homeowners, key of which are:

ECO3 Target – the overall target for ECO3 has been increased by 7% to £8.235bn lifetime bill savings. The higher target could be accommodated within a £640m “spending cap”, which is a stretch to previously proposed spending. In addition, there will be no “interim targets” – a supplier will comply with ECO3 as long as they have met their total obligation by March 2022.

Affordable Warmth – which is focused on low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households. With ECO3, the Government has set the eligibility criteria which will result in approximately 6.6m households being eligible for the scheme. In addition, it will allow up to 25% of the obligation to be met through measures delivered under Local Authority Flexible Eligibility.

Fuel Poverty Reduction in rural households – to protect rural households, the Government will require suppliers to meet at least 15% of their obligation by delivering measures in rural areas. To strengthen the scheme’s link to the Fuel Poverty Strategy further, it will also provide an uplift for measures delivered to low-income households living in F and G rated properties under the Flexible Eligibility part of the scheme. Given landlords’ responsibilities under the Private Rented Sector Minimum Standard Regulations, the Government will limit the use of ECO in certain circumstances so that landlords do not use it to meet their basic requirements.

The scheme’s other main policies include:

Reducing the current supplier obligation threshold of 250,000 customer accounts (or equivalent) for the scheme, in a phased way, to 150,000 customer accounts (or equivalent) from 2020
Allowing up to 10% of a suppliers’ obligation to be met through the delivery of new, innovative products
Supporting households that have a broken heating system by allowing the equivalent of 35,000 broken heating systems to be replaced per year
Encouraging a multiple measure approach by allowing the replacement of inefficient heating systems to be replaced (outside of the broken heating system cap) if they are installed alongside insulation
Requiring the equivalent of at least 17,000 solid walled homes to be treated per year, either through solid wall insulation, or using a combination of other technologies (if equivalent savings can be achieved in the property)

Ultimately the focus of ECO3 is on insulation and heating measures and supports vulnerable consumer groups. ECO as a whole is intended to assist in reducing carbon emissions, maintaining the security of energy supply and reducing fuel poverty.

The ECO2 obligation period which ended on 31 March 2017, and was extended by 18 months, has now resulted in ECO3.

Contact us to find out more about all the ways that the BBA can help you access ECO3 but also grow your business and save you time and money.

Can I get free boiler and grant on the Eco 3 scheme

A Free Boiler Grant and heavily subsidised replacement boilers are available via ECO, a Government Scheme which has been set up to help low-income households access home efficiency improvements to reduce the cost of heating their homes, and to reduce their carbon footprints at Eco Green Experts.

If you meet the benefits related criteria for a Free Boiler Grant, and your current boiler is at least 6 years old (not condensing), you could qualify. It is as simple as that.

Free Boiler Grants are non-repayable, this means you do not have to pay any money back at any time. There are no complicated terms and conditions. If you qualify for a grant, you can have a new boiler installed along with new heating controls (where necessary).

The amount of funding you get is determined by the efficiency of your home, so an energy assessment will be carried out free of charge. In some instances, a small contribution may be required.

Do Householders in Privately Rented Homes, Council Houses and Housing Association Properties qualify for ECO3 Grants?

YES but qualifying criteria and products available are different for householders in this type of property and they are unlikely to qualify for free boiler grants.

Householders in social housing (council and housing association properties) may qualify for insulation grants if the property has an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of E, F or G. ECO Grants are also available for the installation of central heating systems in social housing properties

BUT ONLY WHERE the property has not had a central heating system installed before, i.e., first time installations. Householders in privately rented homes may qualify for ECO3 heating system grants and insulation grants but NOT to replace broken heating systems.  Free boiler grants to replace broken boilers are not available to private tenants because it is the landlord’s responsibility to provide a working heating system.

How does the Free Boiler Grant Scheme work?

The Government has set targets for the large energy companies to reduce their carbon emissions from energy production.

As part of this commitment to carbon reduction, energy companies have provided funding to pay for more energy efficient heating systems and better insulation in qualifying homes, including a free boiler in some cases.

In this way qualifying households will use less energy and therefore emit less carbon dioxide, thus helping energy companies to meet their carbon reduction targets.

Energy Companies Obligations

The Electricity and Gas (Energy Companies Obligation) Order 2012 was passed by Parliament in December 2012 and it set up the ‘Energy Companies Obligations’, referred to as ‘ECO’. The Affordable Warmth Scheme is part of ECO.

The original ECO Scheme was intended to run until March 2015 but was extended for 2 years as ECO2, to March 2017. The current ECO Free Boiler Grant Scheme started on 1st October 2018 and will run until March 2022.

The Affordable Warmth Obligation provides funding for households which may be suffering from fuel poverty to apply to have a free boiler and free home insulation installed. The way the Government has decided to target homes is by reference to them receiving certain state benefits.

Will funding for Free Boiler Grants run out?

In a word YES, even politicians believe that there isn’t enough ECO funding for free boiler grants for all those who qualify.

In an answer to a question by Caroline Flint MP in 2013, Gregory Barker MP, the then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change commented that “around 230,000 households on low incomes or in low income areas will be assisted through the ECO scheme each year”.

That all seems very worthy but the last estimate for the number of homes suffering from fuel poverty in the United Kingdom was almost five million, or around 19% of all domestic properties.

With more austerity measures planned as the Government deals with Brexit negotiations, it is likely that many householders who are entitled to apply for a free boiler may not be successful.

If you feel that you may qualify for the Free Boiler Grants Scheme, you should apply immediately whilst ECO funding is still available with Eco Green Experts

What benefits do I have to be on to get a grant?

With Eco Green Experts if you receive the correct combination of income-related benefits, including Tax Credits, Universal Credits, Carers or Attendance Allowance, ESA or JSA, then you could have your old boiler replaced with a brand new boiler for little, to no cost (full list of benefits below). Fingers crossed you are eligable for a Free Boiler Grant

As well as receiving the correct combination of benefits, your current gas, oil or LPG boiler must have been installed before 2013.

If it is less than 6 years old, the scheme makes an assumption that is more cost effective to repair your old boiler, than it is to have it replaced on the scheme.

Some of the benefits mean that you will qualify for a boiler grant automatically, with no other requirements. With some others you may need to have an extra qualifying component such as being responsible for a child under 16, or earning below a certain gross amount. The full criteria can be discussed during the application process.

If you don’t claim any benefits please contact us to see what our latest finance offers are.

Eligibility for low-income on the Green Homes Grant scheme

You qualify for the Free Boiler Scheme low-income scheme if you receive at least one of the following benefits:

• Income based Jobseekers allowance (JSA)
• Income based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
• Income Support (IS)
• Pension Guarantee Credit
• Working Tax Credit (WTC)
• Child Tax Credits (CTC)
• Universal Credit (UC)
• Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
• Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
• Attendance Allowance
• Carer’s Allowance
• Severe Disablement Allowance
• Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
• Contribution based Jobseekers allowance (JSA)
• Contribution based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
• Housing benefit

As part of its policy on climate change, the UK Government has agreed to legally binding international commitments to reduce potentially harmful emissions caused by the production of energy from fossil fuels. Offering Free Boiler Grants will help towards this objective.

Reducing household energy bills

At the same time, the Government has set targets to reduce fuel poverty by helping low income households to reduce their fuel consumption by installing energy efficient central heating boilers.

Under the Affordable Warmth Obligation, if you satisfy certain criteria relating to state benefits and the condition of your existing central heating system, you may qualify for Free Boiler Grants.

Will it cost me anything?

Due to current funding restrictions for the Affordable Warmth Scheme some householders may be asked to contribute to the cost of installation so just apply and your on your was for a Free Boiler Grant

Consequently, not every applicant will get a free boiler. The installer not be able to advise you of this until after your free survey has been carried out.

The value of Free Boiler Grants are based on the type of property you live in, how many bedrooms it has and several other factors working Eco Green Experts

First Time Central Heating Grant how do I claim the grant?

The main criteria to qualify for a First Time Central Heating Grant is being that the property does not have central heating, and there is gas to the property.

The property can be anywhere in England, Scotland or Wales to qualify for the first time central heating grant.

We aim to Achieve ‘Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) 2030’ with Government Funding.

For a Free Boiler Grant the prevailing trend from government is to reduce grant and increase legislation pressure on landlords. Act now to insulate yourself from cost of achieving Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard MEES.

The government guidance for first time central heating grant state install must be:

  • A central heating system or a connection to a district heating system
  • Renewable options available to EPC Score G to A
  • Main Gas option only available for EPC Score E to A
  • And installed into a dwelling that: has never had a central heating system
  • Or heated by electric storage heaters which are all either broken or inefficient

Free boiler grant FAQ

Free Boiler Grant

Who can apply for Free Boiler Grant ?

Free Boiler Grant are available to both homeowners and tenants in privately rented homes.

Tenants in council owned homes, in housing association homes and householders living in shared ownership homes do not qualify for Free Boiler Grant.

Will I have to contribute to the cost of the central heating installation?

In most cases, Free Boiler Grant will cover the full cost of installing central heating in your home.

However, householders in some homes may have to make a contribution. You will not know this until a free survey of your home and existing heating system has been carried out.

I don’t receive any of the qualifying benefits can I still apply?

If you do not receive any of the qualifying benefits you may qualify for Free Boiler Grant under

Local councils can recommend that you receive a central heating grant if you satisfy their rules regarding fuel poverty. An example would be where you have to spend more than 10% of your income to heat your home.

Each council can set their own rules and we only work with councils in Liverpool, Leicester, Nottingham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Dudley.

I don’t receive any of the qualifying benefits but someone in my home does, can I still apply?

Generally, yes.

If someone who is permanently resident in your home receives one of the qualifying benefits we can still help. The Free Boiler Grant application will have to be in their name, and you will need to prove that they live with you on a permanent basis.

Also, your address must be registered as their address with the Department of Work and Pensions so that their benefit letters have your address on them.

What if I don’t have a gas supply to my home?

Free Boiler Grant do not cover the cost of installing a gas supply to your home but other grants may be available to cover the cost of this. For example, Liverpool City Council offer grants for connecting a gas supply to householders who qualify for First Time Central Heating Grants.

You will also need to arrange to have a gas meter installed in your home.

If a gas supply cannot be connected to your home, Free Boiler Grant will fund one of the following: Biomass Boiler, LPG Boiler, Air Source Heat Pump, Ground Source Heat Pump or Electric Boiler

How do I apply for a first-time central heating grant?

Householders wishing to apply for Free Boiler Grant should first of all complete the form on this website page.

We will call you back to let you know whether you qualify for Free Boiler Grant based on the information you provide.

We will then arrange a survey of your home and its existing heating system and the surveyor will complete the official grant application form on your behalf. Also, with your permission, an electronic check will be made with information from the Department for Work and Pensions that you receive one of the qualifying state benefits, tax credits or other allowances.

Your grant application is submitted to the ECO Scheme and if approved, money is allocated from the ECO Fund.

The ECO authorised installation company which arranged the free survey will carry out your central heating installation at a convenient time. They will then apply for the payment of your Free Boiler Grant from the ECO Fund.

What does a Free Boiler Grant cover?

Free Boiler Grant cover the cost of supplying and installing a central heating boiler together with radiators, the necessary pipework and heating control systems.

If any plaster work is damaged during the installation this will be repaired but the grant does not cover redecoration.

How long does it take for central heating will be installed in my home?

Once you apply for a grant with us we will call you back to let you know whether you qualify and to answer any questions you may have about the scheme.

With your permission an electronic check will be carried out with the DWP to confirm that you qualify, this can take a few days to get the result back.

Once it has been confirmed that you qualify, a survey of your home and existing heating arrangements will be carried out. This normally takes place within a week or so of receiving DWP confirmation.

The ECO Approved installer will then book your central heating installation at a convenient time. Actual installation will take a few days.

What if central heating has been fitted in my home but has been removed?

Free Boiler Grant are their purely to help pay for the installation of central heating systems in homes which do not have and have not previously had a central heating system

What if I am not sure whether central heating has been fitted in my home before but removed?

To qualify for Free Boiler Grant homeowners need to sign a declaration confirming the following:

“I, the owner of the premises, declare that to the best of my knowledge, at no point prior to the installation of the Free Boiler Grant, first time district heating system or first time renewable heating system, did the premises have a central heating system, district heating system, or renewable heating system nor, immediately prior to the installation, did the premises did have a working, efficient electric storage heater(s).”

Do I have to insulate my home before central heating can be installed?

To qualify for Free Boiler Grant, cavity wall insulation and roof insulation / loft insulation must be installed in your home unless it is already present prior to the installation of the central heating system.

This is to ensure that you benefit fully from the central heating system without unnecessary heat loss through the walls and roof of your home.

Are Free Boiler Grants  available throughout the whole of the UK?

No, Free Boiler Grant are available in England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has its own scheme but we do not deal with it here.

Also, currently we are unable to process applications for Free Boiler Grant Grant in all areas of England, Scotland, and Wales.

The situation is changing regularly and you should apply using the form on this page. If we can help we will call you back, if not, we will contact you as soon as we can process grants in your area.

Where does the money come from for Free Boiler Grant ?

Free Boiler Grant are provided through the Affordable Warmth Scheme part of the Governments ECO Scheme.

A levy of around £30 is placed on every households electricity bill. This money is collected by your energy supplier and fed into an ECO fund.

Householders who qualify for Free Boiler Grant are allocated funding from the ECO fund based on the results of the free home survey. The grant funding is paid directly to the ECO authorised installation company after your central heating installation is completed.

How long will Free Boiler Grant be available?

Free Boiler Grant  from the Governments ECO Scheme should be available until March 2022.

This is when the current version of the ECO Scheme, ECO3, is scheduled to end. However, since the ECO Scheme was first introduced in 2013 there have been many changes, some of which were introduced with very little notice.

Householders who think that they may qualify for Free Boiler Grant should apply immediately, whilst funding is available.

On a positive note, the Government has indicated that funding for the installation of heating systems and insulation will be supported in some form until at least 2028. This is part of the Governments plan to help reduce carbon emissions from homes whilst helping low income households to heat their homes adequately.

What is the Green Homes Grant?

We are Green Homes Grant and the government is setting out further details of the range of measures included and how consumers in England will be able to claim the new vouchers, which are worth up to £5,000 for homeowners.

Households on low income can receive Green Homes Grant vouchers covering 100% of the cost of the improvements, on Benefits up to a maximum of £10,000.

What will it cost me?

If you are WORKING and NOT on BENEFITS Capped at £5,000

For example Capped at £5,000, if a homeowner of a detached, semi-detached or end-terrace installed cavity wall and floor insulation, costing around £4,000, the homeowner would pay just £1,320 – with the government paying £2,680 with the green homes grant.

Using the Green Homes Grant voucher doing so could save the owner over £200 annually on their bills and reduce their carbon footprint by cutting 700 kg of CO2 a year from their home alone

If you are ON BENEFITS Capped at £10,000

For example Capped at £10,000, if a homeowner of a detached, semi-detached or end-terrace installed cavity wall and floor insulation, costing around £4,000, the homeowner would pay just ZERO – with the government paying £4,000 with the green homes grant.

So if you are a HOMEOWNER on BENEFITS you can claim up to £10,000 on the Green Home Grants Scheme from September 2020.

Doing so could save the owner over £200 annually on their bills and reduce their carbon footprint by cutting 700 kg of CO2 a year from their home alone Apply Now! for your Green Homes Grant.

Green Homes Grant FAQ

What is the Green Homes Grant?

The Green Homes Grant scheme, announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak in July, will provide £2bn for home improvement projects as part of a wider £3bn government plan to cut carbon emissions.

The grants will be provided in the form of vouchers which can be used towards making specific energy-efficient improvements to homes.

The Treasury claims that utilising these vouchers could help families make an average annual saving of £200 on their energy bills.

Is my home eligible for home improvements?

You can use the Green Homes Grant service to check which energy efficiency or low-carbon heat improvements can be made to your home.

The site offers a quick energy survey for consumers to see how energy efficient their homes already are, and where improvements can be made. This takes as little as five minutes to complete.

SEA will then direct households to a list of accredited tradespeople who are involved in the scheme.

How energy-efficient your home is will depend on several things, such as when it was first built, the type of windows and insulation it has, and how it is heated.

Energy Savings Trust Chief Executive, Mike Thornton, said: “The Green Homes Grant scheme is a great opportunity to get a grant to cut energy bills. Now the [SEA] website is live, we urge people to go online to create a personalised plan for energy efficiency in their home as a first step to getting their grant.”

Can the Green Homes Grant be used with Renewable Incentive?

Yes. The Green Homes Grant can be used in conjunction with the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), but only if you do not currently receive RHI payments for the specific installation you are applying for with the grant.

The RHI is a government scheme which provides financial support to homeowners who install renewable heating systems, such as heat pumps, for a period of seven years.

If you already own a heat pump covered by RHI, then you could choose to have a further renewable heat measure (such as solar thermal) under the Green Homes Grant.

As reported by MCS, homeowners will first need to apply for a Green Homes Grant and then apply for RHI. The cost of the vouchers provided will then be taken off the value of their projected RHI payments.

However, this cannot work the other way round: you cannot apply for RHI first before applying for the Green Homes Grant.

Green Homes Grant installation?

  • Insulation, including solid wall, cavity wall, underfloor, loft or roof insulation.
  • Low carbon heating, such as air-source or ground-source heat pumps, or solar thermal systems, which provide renewable ways of heating your home.

Then if, and only if, you’re installing at least one of the improvements above, you’ll also be able to use the vouchers to install the following “secondary” measures:

  • Draught-proofing
  • Double or triple glazing, or secondary glazing, but only if you currently have single glazing – it won’t cover replacement double glazing.
  • Energy efficient doors, where you’re replacing doors installed before 2002.
  • Heating controls and insulation, including appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed-start thermostats and thermostatic radiator valves.You can only receive funding for these secondary improvements up to the amount of funding you’re receiving for the primary measures. So for example, if you’ve received £1,000 towards cavity wall and roof insulation, you can only receive a maximum of £1,000 towards any secondary measures, such as double glazing or thermostats.

How much can I save?

Depending on the measures you have installed will depend on how much you can save. All measures installed are energy saving products.

Will I have to pay anything?

The boosted £10,000 vouchers, where households won’t need to pay anything towards improvement costs, will be for those receiving at least one income-based or disability benefit. Only owner-occupied homes or park homes will be eligible.

The qualifying benefits are income-based/contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-based/contribution-based employment and support allowance, income support, pension ‘guarantee’ credit, working tax credit, child tax credit, universal credit, disability living allowance, personal independence payment, attendance allowance, carer’s allowance, severe disablement allowance, industrial injuries disablement benefit and housing benefit.

For most homeowners, the vouchers will be worth about two-thirds of the cost of the energy efficient improvements, up to a maximum of £5,000 per household. For example, the Treasury says a homeowner installing cavity wall and floor insulation costing £4,000 would only pay about £1,320, with the Government contributing the remaining £2,680 through the voucher scheme.

Am I eligible for the Green Homes Grant?

The government has officially released information regarding eligibility for the general scheme and for the low-income scheme. Under the general scheme, the following properties in England are eligible:

 

1. All owner-occupied homes

2. Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties (though not eligible for low-income category)

3. Landlords of social sector domestic properties (though not eligible for low-income category)

4. Park homeowners

If your home is a new-build and it has not been occupied before, you are not eligible.

Under the low-income scheme, only owner-occupied properties and park homes are eligible. Households receiving income-based or disability benefits would be eligible for a fully-funded package of measures.

You will first need to get a quote for your renovation project from a TrustMark or MCS accredited installer and get the work approved by them.

At the end of September, you will be able to apply for a voucher online by providing the quote from the installer. This voucher will then be redeemable with accredited partners.

What Does the Green Homes Grant Cover?

On Tuesday 4 August, the government confirmed the Green Homes Grant will give homeowners and landlords vouchers to install:

  • Solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation
  • Air source or ground source heat pumps
  • Solar thermal

In addition, households can use the Green Home Grant vouchers for further energy-saving measures. These include one or more of the following:

  • Double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing
  • Upgrading to energy efficient doors
  • Hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls

Gas boilers are a notable emission from the list of home improvements which are covered by the scheme. Responding to the omission, Martyn Bridges, director of technical communication and product management at Worcester Bosch, said: “Although we support any scheme that actively tries to improve the efficiency of UK homes, the fact that upgrading boilers is not included in this grant is an oversight.”

Only Vetted Traders Can Be Used

There are strict accreditation rules for tradespeople involved in the scheme. Tradespeople must be from a TrustMark Registered Business, which the government says will give households confidence that improvements to their homes will be of the highest quality to workwith the household via the Green Home Grant.

This update, announced on Tuesday 4 August, will assuage concerns from industry experts who feared that the scheme could yet exacerbate the problems facing households if the work was not undertaken correctly, and that cowboy builders could undermine the scheme.

When Will the Green Homes Grant be Available?

Applications for the scheme will open in early September 2020. While there is no official start date, the government has confirmed that the green homes grant will only be available until the end of March 2021.

How Can I Claim Green Homes Grant Vouchers?

From September, it will be possible to apply for the grant online, but you will not be able to sign up before then.

This is important, because in the weeks following the scheme’s announcement, it was reported that scams were targeting homeowners with promises about the scheme. Some homeowners received scam calls, emails and texts telling them that they are eligible for the grants, while other scams claimed to offer specific energy-saving measures such as insulation.

We’ll be updating this page with government announcements about accessing the grants. In the meantime, if you feel you have been targeted by a scam you can report this to Action Fraud online.